a serious writer, you want and need readers. To get readers, your work must
sell, whether you plan to self-publish or seek commercial publication. In
this report you’ll find a wealth of valuable information to help you achieve
venturing toward commercial publication, have no fear of rejection. It’s
simply a part of this business, so don’t take it personally. The Harry
Potter books were rejected virtually everywhere before finally being
accepted by Scholastic.
some of the greatest literary classics of all time were panned by critics
when originally published. Imagine how the following book reviewers might
feel today after the books they bad-mouthed became so highly regarded:
". . . a
sheer dead pull from start to finish . . . insincere, such a transparent
make-believe, a mere piece of acting."
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
book offers not pleasure, but mounting pain; as literature, it lacks the
reserve that steadies genius, and that lack not only dims its brilliance,
but makes it dangerous in its influence.”
FOR WHOM THE
F. Scott Fitzgerald deserves a good shaking . . . The Great Gatsby is
an absurd story."
SATURDAY REVIEW OF LITERATURE
THE GREAT GATSBY
F. Scott Fitzgerald
nasty reviews also illustrate that no matter how effective you may ever be
as an author, you’ll never please everyone. Successful authors have a niche
audience, and the opinion of readers beyond that group do not matter.
important that you know what your audience wants and give it to them.
The Five Biggest Mistakes of Those Who Self-Publish
The Five Biggest Mistakes of Novelists Seeking Commercial Publication
How to Find the Best Editor
Basic Manuscript Standards
Manuscript Format Specifications